LONDON Stantum Technologies, the French multi-touch sensing technologies specialist, has teamed with Taiwanese group Sitronix (Hsinchu), which focuses on LCD driver and SoC design, to develop voltage matrix multi-touch single-chip solutions.
Through a licensing agreement, Sitronix will integrate Stantum's patented multi-touch screen technology into its own products and supply high-performance multi-touch controllers for consumer electronics and mobile applications.
Samples of the first jointly developed products will be available in the third quarter of 2009. The devices will be able to drive small to medium touch panels up to 10.1 inches, depending on the touch panel specifications. Two or more chips can be cascaded in order to control larger touch panels.
Volume production is set to commence in the first quarter of next year.
The product will feature an unlimited number of touches, finger and stylus input (a must-have for handwriting recognition), finger pressure detection, and best in class performance in terms of scanning rate and power consumption.
"This partnership will answer the market demand for economical multi-touch controllers with unprecedented performance," said Etienne Paillard, CEO of Stantum (Bordeaux, France).
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